[cnn-photo-caption image= http://i2.cdn.turner.com/cnn/2010/images/07/31/art.waters0731.gi.jpg caption ="Rep. Maxine Waters has been charged with three counts of House ethics violations."](CNN) - The House ethics committee released a report Monday detailing three counts against Rep. Maxine Waters, D-California.
The reports details alleged violations of House rules tied to the 10-term congresswoman's attempt to seek federal assistance for a bank with financial ties to her husband.
The committee rejected Water's request for the charges to be dismissed.
Well what a surprise another liberal democrat faces ethics charges. I thought the Democrats were going to be ethical. Bring on November and some serious changes to our congress.
Just like Charlie Rangel I hope Maxine Waters ethics are not swept under the rug by dems trying to protect their own.These Congressmen and Congresswomen need to pay the price for what they do and more than a slap on the wrist.
the chickens are coming home to roost....she always been a crook...
Typical Dem. Next subject please.
Are there any honest people in our government?
This is what happens when you have an avowed socialist in a position of importance. The rules apply to all except a party member. After all if your position in the government can't help your personal wealth then what good is it?
Please leave. Now. We don't need your weight on the Democratic Party. There are too many important things to do. GOP/Fox loves this stuff, though they are similarly muddy. But there should be zero tolerance, irrespective of party. So bye bye.
Will this trash never go away?
Impeach Her and Rangel
Awfully quiet when it relates to a democrat no ?
Does she get a trial before she is hanged?
"10-term" .. this is exactly why we need term limits in any government office position, no matter how small .. people get the illusion of unlimited power.
So, the leading hate monger in the U.S. Congress might actually be called to account? I'll believe it when I see it.
I am a Democrat but that not important. Get rid of all the crooks in the Congress and Senate. That applies to the Republicans also.
Now watch all of the far left folks yell racism. Sad.
This is a problem within our governmental process and unfortunately our elected officials use their influence to garner favor for family and friends and that is not right.
Our elected officials forget why they are there; they allow the power to influence them in ways that are not ethical or moral in some circumstances/situations.
Their focus should be the following:
1. We work for the people.
2. We are paid by tax revenues, which come from the people and corporations.
3. Every attempt to lock down the best value for the best price should be considered, as you work for the people and it is the people's money you are spending.
If you forget those three things, you should resign your position realizing that you have lost your way and forgot why you came into service.
It is time, regardless of party, that our representatives begin to understand they work for us collectively, not some special interest and surely not their own interest.
If you are getting into government for your own interest, then you are getting into it for all the wrong reasons.
she should blame Bush....that's all there is left to do right Obama?
Look at Rangel and Waters..............rest my case.........leeches!!!!!
We deserve better people, is this the best we can do for representation.
Rather than dismiss the charges, let's dismiss Waters and also dismiss Rangel, Geithmer, and Emmanuel while we are cleaning house of the rodents
As son as the ethics commiittee goes after ensign and wilson and the rest of the rethugs who have done worse or just as bad I'll start reading the story about rangel and waters.
i believe that having a mistress is not as bad (he is a rethug after all) as your daddy and mommy paying her husband hush money.
Hear that? The Democrat swamp is starting to be drained. Just wait till November ... We The People are going to pull the plug!
Vote American, vote Republican.
Dems need to kill these charges and sweep them under the rug before the mid terms so we do not get hurt at the polls - we need to protect the good duys like Waters, Rangel, Geithner, and Ram Emmanuel ....
You are going down Waters! Someone deport this marxist nutjob lunatic please! This woman is an example of everything that is wrong with our once great nation, irrational ideology pursued by people like her turning this country into a living hell for the working class! I loved it when she slipped up in congress and called herself a socialist! Its on youtube so check it out haha!
Time to wave goodbye, Maxie